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Chinese government-owned search engine Jike took another step towards competing with the big boys, Baidu and Google, a year after its launch by announcing advertising on the site. Jike was set up by state mouthpiece the People’s Daily and launched to great fanfare by former ping pong superstar Deng Yaping in June 2011. Up …


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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Type in censorship and the return search is 'sponsorship'

    Type in Tiananmen Square and the return search is 'tin of paint'

    Type in my Government in Beijing is crap and the return search is 'you go to prison'

    Not to mention the algorithms have probably been stolen from Google.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Type in "brainwashed jingoistic fool" and the result is "American"

  3. daveeff

    keep the stones out of the glass houses

    If you don't like these guys say so but using the Urban Dictionary to "dis" them is such a reg thing - as in

    " a type of weed that is below average, could be considered either brick weed or schwag."

    And "Ping Pong"? Not Table Tennis then?

  4. mhenriday

    Just wondering if Phil realises that »jike«

    in standard Chinese is pronounced «gee-kuh» (not quite the IPA transcription, but I trust it will do), whereas the Urban Dictionary variation is pronounced «jaik». Or does he mean that since the US is the navel of the universe, the US pronunciation rules, and that Chinese users are/should be constrained to pronounce the name in that manner ?...

    Perhaps Phil would be advised to consider the first definition on this Urban-Dictionary page :


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